Alogian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alogian (Eccl) One of an ancient sect who rejected St. John's Gospel and the Apocalypse, which speak of Christ as the Logos.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alogian One of a sect which arose toward the close of the second century, and which denied the divinity of Jesus Christ as the Logos, or “Word” (John i. 1), and the authenticity of St. John's writings, which they ascribed to the Gnostic Cerinthus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. Alogiani, Alogii, fr. Gr. ; 'a priv. + word

Usage

In literature:

The Alogians rejected the Gospel of St. John as not his, but made by Cerinthus.
"The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II." by Annie Besant
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